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Slovenia
EU Member since 2004
Other Memberships NATO, Schengen Area, Eurozone, Bologna Process, OECD
Currency € (EURO)
Capital Ljubljana
Area 20,273 sq km
Population 1,992,690 (July 2013 est.)
Language Slovenian
Religion Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%, unaffiliated 3.5%, other or unspecified 23%, none 10.1% (2002 census)
GDP $ 24,132 (2011)
GNI $ 26,500 (2011)
SGI N/A
CPI 61 out of 100 (2012)
Architecture Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Venetian, Neoclassical, Art Deco
Literature France Prešeren, Ivan Cankar, Srečko Kosovel, Anton Podbevšek, Edvard Kocbek, Dane Zajc
Music Oberkrainer Alipine, NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst); Iztok Mlakar, Perpetuum Jazzile, Slavko Avsenik, Laibach, Pankrti, Lačni Franz
Painting Ivan Grohar, Matevž Langus, Jožef Jakob Tominz, Mihael Stroj, Matej Sternen, Matija Jama, Rihard Jakopič, Veno Pilon, Tone Kralj, Ivana Kobilca
Cuisine Risotto, Šara soup, Ričet, Prekmurska gibanica (layered cake), Idrijski žlikrofi (dumplings), Bujta repa (sour turnip hot pot), Mavželj (minced pork in casing). Delicacies: Karst pršut (prosciutto), Zaseka (smoked bacon spread), Prleška tünka (meat and minced lard), Nanoski and Tolminc cheeses
Drinks Slivovica (Plum liquor), Brinjevec (juniper berry liquor), Cviček wine
Consumption 15.19 equivalent liters of pure ethyl alcohol per capita per year (WHO, 2005)
Sports Handball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ice Hockey, Skiing, Swimming
europoint On Slovenia
24 May 2014

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